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This topic covers OSHA’s housekeeping rules.

According to 29 CFR 1910.22, “all places of employment, passageways, storerooms, and service room should be kept clean and orderly and in a sanitary condition.” The regulation also makes specific mention of keeping floors clean and dry: “To facilitate cleaning, every floor, working place, and passageway shall be kept free from protruding nails, splinters, holes, or loose boards.” The regulation also requires that “aisles and passageways shall be kept clear and in good repair.”

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Audio Presentations Good Housekeeping  National
Checklists Good Housekeeping & General Maintenance Practices (PDF)  National
Handouts Good Housekeeping & General Maintenance Practices (PDF)  National
Quizzes Good Housekeeping & General Maintenance Practices (PDF)  National
Trainer's Outlines Good Housekeeping & General Maintenance Practices (PDF) [Safety Audit Checklists]  National
Handouts Good Housekeeping (PDF)  National
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Trainer's Outlines Good Housekeeping (PDF) [OSHA Training System] (long outline)  National
PowerPoints Good Housekeeping (PPT)  National
Meetings Good Housekeeping (Word)  National
Talks Good Housekeeping (Word)  National
Speaker's Notes Good Housekeeping - Script View  National
Training Exercises Good Housekeeping Exercise 1 (PDF)  National
Training Exercises Good Housekeeping Exercise 2 (PDF)  National
Handouts Good Housekeeping for Safety (PDF)  National
Quizzes Good Housekeeping for Safety (PDF)  National
Trainer's Outlines Good Housekeeping for Safety (PDF) [OSHA Training System] (long outline)  National
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Handouts Good Housekeeping Practices (PDF)  National
Quizzes Good Housekeeping Practices (PDF)  National
Handouts Good Housekeeping Practices (PDF) -- Spanish  National
Quizzes Good Housekeeping Practices (PDF) -- Spanish  National
Trainer's Outlines Good Housekeeping Practices (PDF) [7-Minute Safety Trainer] (short outline)  National
Quizzes Good Housekeeping Quiz (Word)  National
Quizzes Good Housekeeping Quiz (Word)  National
Training Activities Good Housekeeping Safety Activity (Word)  National
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